Tag: perinatal

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in perinatal mental health

11th August 2022

Having a baby can be joyful, exciting, and rewarding.  However, it is also common for pregnant women/birthing people and new mothers or fathers/partners to experience anxiety, depression, or emotional distress. As many as one in five women/birthing people experience emotional difficulties during pregnancy and in the first year after their baby’s birth. This can happen […]

Community perinatal mental health teams

11th August 2022

Community perinatal mental health teams support mothers who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems in the perinatal period to recover in the community. They also offer pre-conception advice to women with existing mental health problems who are planning a pregnancy. They are staffed by a range of professionals and offer family-focused interventions, and […]

Successful Perinatal Mental Health conference held for sixth consecutive year

10th February 2020

The London Perinatal Mental Health Networks held their sixth annual conference on 6th February 2020 at the Royal College of Psychiatrists bringing together over 173 guests including, lived experience experts, midwives, student midwives, psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals from across the region. The conference theme ‘Making a difference – the impact of change’ […]

London Perinatal Mental Health Network celebrates HSJ nomination

7th November 2019

London Perinatal Mental Health Network narrowly missed out on a prestigious award at the worlds most fiercely contested health service awards now in their 39th year. London Perinatal Mental Health Network which provides professional forums to promote engagement; sharing of best practice by addressing system challenges, was shortlisted for the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign […]

London Perinatal Mental Health Network, shortlisted for the 2019 HSJ Awards

20th August 2019

Healthy London Partnership is delighted to announce that London Perinatal Mental Health Network has been shortlisted for the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign Initiative at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare. The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have […]

Best practice toolkit for providing family planning advice to women with a mental illness

29th May 2019

This toolkit is designed to offer advice to doctors and informs the multi-disciplinary team of best practice in providing preconception/family planning advice to women with a mental illness. The document contains both information and resources and also recommendations that shift the clinical approach towards a collaborative model of care, using a strengths-based formulation. Pre-conception advice […]

#MindNBody – co-designing perinatal mental health services

14th March 2019

A holistic approach to perinatal mental health In the third series of #MatExp Whose Shoes?® resources, the #MindNBody project has focused on promoting a holistic approach to perinatal mental health. The culmination of this latest project is the publication of over 100 new scenarios and 14 poems which are now available in 50 NHS trusts […]

Services for perinatal mental health problems are now available across all of London

28th February 2019

Expectant and new mums across London set to benefit by £6m extra investment in mental health care Becoming a mum can be one of the most exciting and daunting experiences in a women’s life. The time between conceiving a baby until the baby’s first birthday, known as the perinatal period, is one often filled with […]

Guidance for pre-birth planning in Perinatal Mental Health Services

30th January 2019

This toolkit provides guidance for health care professionals involved in planning the care of women at high risk of severe postnatal illness. A pre-birth planning meeting is key to ensuring everyone has a clear understanding of the care the woman will receive in the weeks surrounding the birth of her baby, so everyone knows what to […]

London Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services

28th January 2019

An information sheet for helping you find your local London Community Perinatal Mental Health Service. The perinatal period is usually defined as the time between conceiving a baby until the end of the first postnatal year. 1 in every 5 women experience mental health problems during this time, making this a relatively common experience. It is […]